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'"Portnoy's Complaint' by Philip Roth

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Image of Portnoy's Complaint book coverPlease join us for a discussion of Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.

The talk is next in the series on the topic of mothers and sons in Western literature, sponsored by the West End Library Friends.  The presenter will be Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University.  Refreshments will be served.

Ten Questions (some of them multiple questions) for thought and discussion:

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Movie Night
Come join us at the West End library to celebrate Black History Month with two of our greatest movies, The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, featuring many great actors/singers!

Meditation and Personal Happiness

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Image of human figure in meditationPlease join us for a three-part series on the peace and pleasure of Jyoti meditation and the joy of happiness to be held Feb. 4, Feb. 11, and Feb. 25, each date a Monday at 7 p.m., and to be led by David Newcomb, practitioner/teacher of the art as well as author/poet/playwright/composer.

'Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, DC'

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Photo of book cover: Hollywood on the PotomacPlease join the West End Library Friends, the Foggy Bottom Association and the West End Cinema on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. for a talk by author Mike Canning on Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington DC, “a comprehensive look at the intersection of the capital city and the movies: How Washington, D.C. has been portrayed in American feature films.”

Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Knitting needles and yarnNeed a little help or motivation to complete your special knitting or crochet project? Join our small group of knitters and crocheters at 2:00 p.m. in the small meeting room of the West End Library on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

We accept all ages and no experience is necessary. Just bring your project ideas and supplies and your new friends will be happy to get you started or just share their ideas with you.

Hope to see you soon!

(Photo by Carissa Marie / Flickr)

What's Your Favorite?

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Image of open bookThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss individual favorites or recently read works, fiction or nonfiction.

Each person will have 5-10 minutes to speak and share likes/dislikes about any particular title of interest and to recommend it or not. 

Refreshments will be served. 

Possible titles for reading and discussion for the rest of the year also will be discussed.  Please join us! 

'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson

Published on Friday, December 14, 2012

Picture of book cover for "Treasure Island"The West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss the classic novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Copies are available at the reference desk.

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2012

SparkleOn Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m., stop by your neighborhood library to watch the newly released film Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston and more of your favorite actors. 

Popcorn will be provided.

Mothers and Sons: "Hamlet"

Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Picture of Hamlet and Gertrude from film versionPlease join us for a discussion of Shakespeare's Hamlet on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.

The talk is the latest in the series on the topic of mothers and sons in Western literature, sponsored by the West End Library Friends.  The presenter will be Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University.  Refreshments will be served.

Here are 10 questions for thought:

"Into the Wild"

Published on Friday, November 23, 2012

Illustration of moviePlease join us for a screening of Into the Wild to be held Tuesday, November 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.

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